Fall is fully here. With the darker mornings I’m having a REALLY hard time getting up to hike before work (my norm) but that is leaving me lots of time for making art. Both are vital to my happiness, but I hope my health and fitness will survive with less activity and more time sitting on my butt!
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Had a busy weekend of art making. Been awhile since last year’s 365 days of art. Took much of the year “off”, or at least felt no pressure to create. Now I have more ideas than I have time, so expect lots to start showing up here.
Below are “Base Camp” and “Seattle Monday” — both mixed media monoprints. Loving the direction these are going.
I had a rock tumbler as a child and really enjoyed it. When my youngest was a child we bought her one. She was eager to enjoy it too, but somewhere after starting on that path, we lost track and it everything inside turned into a solid mass. We tossed it and forgot about it. On a recent beach trip, I collected handfuls of rocks, as I am always likely to do, and, upon return, remembered how I loved my childhood rock tumbler. I immediately researched, ordered and eagerly anticipated its delivery. Of course, with Amazon Prime, that was only a couple day’s wait. As soon as I unboxed it I thought “what am I doing?” I have neither time, nor space for yet another hobby. I thought “what will I DO with a pile of polished, pretty rocks?” I would gather them in my hands and feel their silky smoothness. I would likely gather them in some beautiful glass bowl and…then what? I have toddler grand kids frequently at my home. They put small colorful things in their mouths and up their noses and feed them to the dogs regularly. And I don’t even have a single space to display a bog bowl of pretty rocks. So I quickly decided “I’m Returning the Rock Tumbler” and will, for NOW, stick to painting them when the mood strikes.